SAIC News

September 13, 2015

SAIC Alum, Artist Timothy Linn dies

Timothy Linn (BFA 1970, MFA 1976), an accomplished artist, died on August 10, 2015, surrounded by loving family and friends.

September 9, 2015

SAIC Alum interviewed by Chicago Tribune

Laura Marie Panozzo (SAIC 1995–99) studied painting and sculpture at SAIC before embarking on a five-year stay in Italy where she studied at Studio Art Centers International in Florence. Image from article

September 9, 2015

Iceberg Projects Presents the Work of Late SAIC Professor Barbara DeGenevieve

From September 12 through October 10, Chicago’s Iceberg Projects will present the first of its exhibitions devoted to the work of the late SAIC Professor Barbara DeGenevieve: Medusa’s Cave.

September 9, 2015

The Brooklyn Rail Speaks With SAIC Alum About His Recent Body of Work

Trevor Paglen (MFA 2002) speaks with the Brooklyn Rail about his practice.

September 9, 2015

SAIC Alum and Partner’s Illustration Company Use Chicago as Inspiration

The Chicago Tribune wrote a story on Katie Lauffenburger (MFA 2007) and her husband Phil Thomson’s company, Cape Horn Illustration.

September 9, 2015

SAIC Alumni Show and Visiting Artists Featured in Chicago Reader

The Chicago Reader describes SAIC’s 150th Aniversary alumni show as “pulling out the big guns.” Curated by SAIC faculty members Scott and Tyson Reeder, Civilization and Its Discontents features work by former SAIC students including Jeff Koons (1975–76, HON 2008), Tony Tasset (MFA 1985), Rashid

September 9, 2015

SAIC Alum to Open Retail Store in West Loop

Maria Pinto (BFA 1990), lauded as one of Michelle Obama’s favorite designers, is set to open a new retail store to showcase her M2057 line in Chicago’s West Loop.

September 2, 2015

DNAinfo Profiles Outdoor Gallery Started by SAIC Alum and Faculty Member Edra Soto

DNAinfo profiles The Franklin, an outdoor gallery started by Contemporary Practices instructor Edra Soto (MFA 2000).

September 2, 2015

SAIC Alum Accepts Fermilab’s 2016 Artist Residency

Ellen Sandor (MFA 1975, HON 2014) has accepted Fermilab’s 2016 Artist Residency at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

September 1, 2015

SAIC Alum's Solar Paper Design Raises More Than $1 Million on Kickstarter

Sen Chang (BFA 2010) raised more than $1 million on Kickstarter to fund Solar Paper, the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger.

September 1, 2015

Newcity Interviews the Reeder Brothers About Curating SAIC’s Alumni Exhibition

Newcity interviewed SAIC faculty members Scott Reeder and Tyson Reeder about the upcoming exhibition at SAIC's Sullivan Galleries,

August 30, 2015

SAIC Alum Designs Miley Cyrus’s VMA Performance Costumes

Brad Callahan (BFA 2009), under his label BCalla (link NSFW), designed costumes for Miley Cyrus and her fellow performers—31 famous drag queens from the TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race—for the MTV Video Music Awards.

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